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The Center of Everything

Linda Urban

Ruby Pepperdine writes an award-winning essay about the namesake of her hometown, Bunning, New Hampshire. As the inventor of the doughnut, Captain Bunning’s life was memorable and Ruby is to read her essay in front of the entire community. Ruby should be excited about the event, but she is preoccupied by her grandmother’s final words of advice. On her 12th birthday Ruby wishes with all her heart that life will return to normal and she can honor her grandmother. An imaginative and thoughtful novel from the author of A Crooked Kind of Perfect (2007) and Hound Dog True (2011) Ages 9-11